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Boat International September 2017

Boat International is the number one magazine in the international superyacht market. Launched in 1983 it has been the voice of record charting the superyacht industry for over 25 years and is the globally acknowledged authority in its field. The world's only monthly superyacht magazine, Boat International delivers exclusive and unrivaled coverage of power and sail yachting from the world's best journalists and photographers.

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editors’ letters

While every superyacht is teeming with natural materials – wood, stone, marble – “discarded materials” is not a genre that springs to an owner’s mind when planning the build of a lifetime. And yet some of the most famous superyachts in the world are full of broken eggshells, discarded oyster shells, giant kapok seed pods, you name it. This is almost entirely thanks to Lay Koon Tan and Paul Hoeve, whose company Nature Squared has provided unusually beautiful surfaces made from natural and discarded materials to around 90 per cent of yachts over 90 metres that have launched in the last few years. Theirs is one of many unsung success stories of the superyacht industry, whereby individuals are going to great lengths to ensure that responsible design is upheld. We…

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Nick haddow Fashion photographer Nick Haddow lives in London but likes to escape to Scotland. He’s shot for Vogue, Harper’s, Condé Nast Traveller and Sunday Times Style among others. He climbed aboard Ribelle to shoot this month’s fashion story (page 200). His love of sailing comes from childhood, spending time on his father’s boats on Loch Lomond. What did you like most about shooting this story? I especially loved my creative team, and the models were a dream What was the inspiration for the shoot? The weather and the beautiful surroundings of Sardinia. Fi, our wonderful stylist, styled our models with an East Coast/Maine vibe, so the weather worked perfectly – more Jackie O as a Kennedy than an Onassis What did you think of Ribelle? A chic apartment wrapped in…

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bystander to glory

In the history of the America’s Cup, no sailing yacht has won more than two titles but, as the tender to Enterprise, Rainbow and Ranger in turn, Bystander can lay claim to three. So when yacht restorer Elizabeth Meyer recently agreed to put her up for sale, it was widely recognised as a rare opportunity to own a genuine artefact from the J Class era. Built in 1930 by Greenport Basin, 12.8m Bystander was a favourite of Harold S Vanderbilt, who called her “absolutely indispensable” in his quest for glory. Her classic charm has been maintained with a three year restoration at Narragansett Shipwrights, while a 440hp Yanmar engine means she is capable of a 17 knot sprint. This month : diving in a Triton personal submarine, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Ross…

2 min.
the mid-market bulge

Research – Raphael Montigneaux “We do not see a real difference with last year, rather the result of a general trend started some years ago. The semi-custom market has been moving up in length since 2008 and current production reflects this.” These words, from Francesco Frediani, group commercial director at Overmarine, provide an accurate summary of the superyacht market in the first six months of 2017. Looking more closely at the data, most size categories seem relatively stable – but with interesting fluctuations. For example, the 30-40m category has yielded more launches than last year. “The five biggest shipyards in the world are renovating their yacht ranges [in this category],” says Stefano de Vivo, chief commercial officer of Ferretti Group, “and they augmented their sales throughout 2016. We can affirm that this…

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eye opener

This may seem a happy group shot aboard the 50m barque-rigged steamship Aurora, but it followed a dramatic and tragic adventure into the Antarctic. The ship, chartered by English explorer Douglas Mawson, departed Hobart, Tasmania, in December 1911 on a scientific mission and landed in Cape Denison in Antarctica a month later. Mawson was with a three man exploratory team as it crossed a glacier, when one of the party, running alongside a sled, fell into a crevasse. The man, Ninnis, was lost, along with their best dogs, most of the rations and their tent. Mawson and his companion Mertz turned back and sledged for 27 hours continuously to find a tent they had discarded. They slaughtered some dogs to feed themselves and their stronger hounds, but the massive doses…

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Four-engined flagship Pershing the limits First Pershing to be built in light aluminium alloy promises punchy 38 knot thrills in 2018 Even in her primitive state, the upcoming flagship of the Pershing range looks outrageously fast. This 42.67m speed machine has been in the works since late 2015 and her launch is more than six months away but the first in-build images to emerge from the Mondolfo yard have set pulses racing. Alberto Galassi, CEO of parent company Ferretti Group, admits to “a shudder of excitement”. The first Pershing to be built from light aluminium alloy, she will be known as the Pershing 140. Her powerful yet seductive lines are the result of close collaboration between designer Fulvio De Simoni and the Ferretti Group’s engineering department. At the business end four 2,600hp MTU 12V…